King and Regimental colours for the British 10th, 13th and 49th regiments of foot.
During the period 1812-1815 the 1st battalion of the 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot embarked for Spain in 1812 for service in the Peninsular War and took part in the Battle of Castalla in April 1813 and the Siege of Tarragona in June 1813.
The 13th Regiment of Foot formed part of the force that invaded and occupied the French colony of Martinique in January and February 1809. When the war widened, to include the United States of America, the 13th Foot left Martinique for Quebec in 1813, from whence they proceeded to protect the frontiers of Upper Canada. The regiment crossed the Saint Lawrence River and took part in minor actions around Plattsburgh and Lake Champlain.
The 49th Regt served under Major-General Sir Isaac Brock at the Battle of Queenston Heights in October 1812 during the War of 1812. The regiment returned home in 1815 to undertake Royal guarding duties at Weymouth. The regiment’s new scarlet coats and white breeches so impressed Princess Charlotte of Wales that she asked to be associated with the regiment. The regiment accordingly became the 49th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) (or the Hertfordshire) Regiment of Foot in 1816.